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Body discovered near old Elwha Dam site

October 18th, 2013 - 5:41am

(Port Angeles) Authorities believe a body found along the Elwha River was a suicide victim.

Clallam County Sheriff's officials were called out late yesterday afternoon.

A crew with the Washington Conservation Corps had discovered the body of a woman in the woods off Lower Dam Road, close to where the lower dam on the river used to stand.

Investigators say they body had a single gunshot wound and seemed consistent with a suicide.

The body was believed to have been in the woods for about a week and an identity and age of the woman has not yet been determined.

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